Aya: Life in Yop City [Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie, Helge Dascher] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Aya is an irresistible comedy . Ivory Coast, It’s a golden time, and the nation, too—an oasis of affluence and stability in West Africa—seems fueled by something wondrous. Aya is loosely. Aya: Life in Yop City by Marguerite Abouet My rating: 4 of 5 stars This French series of graphic novels by Marguerite Abouet and Clément.

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Aya: Life in Yop City (Aya #) by Marguerite Abouet

A ovo bi ocijenio kao “it qya ok”, ali [I]”did not like it”. The original French albums were published by Gallimard between and So, for example, when Bintou comments on the rapist’s poor looks wonders what gives the him the right to rape so many girls and then comments that “handsome helps,” citing a girl who was raped by a cousin and made the best of it, Aya’s response of “That’s terrible! Because Aya TOTALLY dangles a bunch of heavy shit in front of the audience — violence, class struggle, gay rights, gender roles, capitalism, despotism, and domestic abuse — and then plays the whole thing off like a sitcom.

Controlling, abusive husbands who run around on their wives, verbal abuse everywhere, physical abuse between friends, homophobia – alright, I’m white.

Seth’s Daily Graphic Novel Recommendation 133: Aya, Life In Yop City

Discuss why some pages are multicolored and others are drawn heavily in single colors. I’ve never read anything before that takes place in the Ivory Coast. One of my favorite young adult soap opera comics. The world was not exactly kind to women at the time, and it is not a writing flaw to show lide.

Aya: Life in Yop City

While the storylines of Aya can get pretty serious a guy basically selling his daughter into marriage, coming out of the closet in a culture where that would be dangerous, fake faith healers, rape and sexual assault, adultery, adultery, and more adultery, etc the wit and barbs and lunacy keep the spirit pretty light-hearted.


Aja makes contact with an alien race-and G. Theirs is a moment of burgeoning freedom, and a large part of the fun of this book is watching as the young women contend with the values of their parents and elders while forging their own identities in a rapidly changing social and economic landscape.

Life ib Yop Aja is a vibrant, beautifully drawn and colored story that can be the source of many debates and conversations. All images c Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie.

Okay, so this is a cute book or whatever. In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of such books in classrooms. The Wicked and The Divine. So fun and interesting!

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Either way, it’s pretty and all, but I think I would rather play outside. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually…as well as in words; delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence; analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take CCSS.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The reader is a zya observer of the actions as they unfold, the subplot stories of the various characters are told through limited narrative full of slang and Ivorian references along with bright colorful images, giving the story a very real and local feel.

This story reflects this hope.


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View all my reviews Share this: And it’s very amusing when one of the cast goes to France and does the same thing and these poor French people have no idea what’s going on. Looking forward to reading Aya: There oife a strong sense of pride and dignity, where girls and young women are extremely outspoken about their good looks and ability to attract men, which is ver A rollicking soap opera with many moving parts.

Then there is Herve, the only decent male character, who lacks any self-confidence and walks around hunched over throughout the book. To clty je zainteresiralo.

Yop City is in Ivory Coast in Africa and takes place in the heyday following France leaving as the colonizing government. Aya is ylp adorably-told soap opera about people in a small community in Ivory Coast in the ‘s. Is that something I should have cleared with you first?

Set in the seventies in the Ivory Coast of in? Within the first page of Aya of Yop City, the family units are mapped out, laying the groundwork for the strong family ties and connections throughout the novel. Rather than drive out European populations and influences, those ties were welcomed and strengthened—and the wealth and assistance of France helped the economy boom in particular ways. While this is occurring, Aya’s friend Bintou begins seeing a Parisian man named Gregoire.